Roller coasters and fun were all part of a celebration for a good cause. Celebrities and athletes joined kids and teens at Magic Mountain on Thursday, May 20 for the SCV Youth Project’s 10th anniversary celebration and fund raiser.
“We’re a little non-profit out in this area where there are more than 100 charities,” said Executive Director of the SCV Youth Project, Kim Goldman. “We are still here, the need is still here and we have more teens that are depressed and suicidal”
“It’s a great cause, how can you turn down taking your kids to an amusement park for the day for a great cause and helping these kids, it was a pleasure. We are so glad we did it,” added Alex Kapp Horner.
Dustin Brown the Captain for the LA Kings attended the event along with celebrities from television including; Alex Kapp Horner from The New Adventures of Old Christine, Eva La Rue from CSI: Miami, Alyson Stoner and Meaghan Jette Martin from Camp Rock, Billy Unger from Desperate Housewives, Allisyn Arm from Sonny With A Chance, Colin Ford from Supernatural, Taylor Dooley and Sascha Pieterse from The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D and Ryan Newman from Zeke and Luther.
Erin, a student who was helped by the SCV Youth Project, came forward to give her appreciation and thanks to the organization’s staff.
“I was going through a lot in my life, and I didn’t realize how bad it was until I started talking about it,” she said. “They are very understanding, I love this program and without them I probably wouldn’t be in high school.”
ABOUT THE SCV YOUTH PROJECT
The SCV Youth Project helps kids facing such serious issues as drug/alcohol abuse, anger, divorce, peer pressure, grief/loss, suicide, depression, etc. The Youth Project offers free, bilingual, one-to-one or group counseling, distributes cards that include emergency numbers and leads a variety of specialized youth programs. For more information, about the SCV Youth Project, click here.